Photos by Francesca Woodman One of the most difficult things I’ve been confronted by is how to respond when the will of another person is contrary to my own. In the quick moment of discernment during this stalemate, where negotiation is not always possible, when do you stick to your guns and when do you… Continue reading How Self-Betrayal Opens the Door to Disorder of the Soul
Vierling - Sacred Heart Find your delight in the Lord who will give you your heart’s desire. Psalm 37:4 One of the blessings of living in this area is the low cost of living, and as a result I am able to afford a lovely and spacious historic apartment on a modest salary. However, after moving so… Continue reading The Blessing of Knowing What You Want and the Courage to Ask for It
This year marks my 7th year as a Catholic, years that include a lot of frolicking through rowdy pastures and learning the hard way only to come into a startling awareness of just how much God has endeavored to rescue my heart and refused to give up on my soul. Now that grace is worn… Continue reading Reflections on Conversion: Psychic Battles
Like any Faith Formation Department worth its salt, we take study seriously. Not just intermittent study when it's convenient but perpetual learning, wherein as leaders we offer our intellects to God for continuous formation. The Book of James has some stern words for those who teach about God: Not many of you should become teachers,… Continue reading What Are We Reading in the Office?